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Old 10-10-2012, 07:47 PM
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craked head :(

just confirmed a craked head rite above the injector cup!!!!! Does anyone know what causes that??? But also looking for a new head i noticed odessa or clearwater has aftermarket heads for cheap, does anyone have any feedback on there heads??? I only know to get a reman or the factory for replacement
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Odessa heads seem good from reviews
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They have alot of bad reviews to that say junk to!!! I might just go to my trusted head shop
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the machine shop i go to also said factory heads have to be checked for straitness so i guess either way is a flip
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I cracked the heads on my old 6.0 and was down to tackle it but my ficm and glow plugs went and after replacing the oil cooler and entire front end I didn't see it as cost effective on a truck with 180,000 miles. I had ordered heads from Odessa because they seemed the cheapest and a lot of reviews were good. Good luck with your rebuild!


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[QUOTE=kirbybc12;3289456]I cracked the heads on my old 6.0 and was down to tackle it but my ficm and glow plugs went and after replacing the oil cooler and entire front end I didn't see it as cost effective on a truck with 180,000 miles. I had ordered heads from Odessa because they seemed the cheapest and a lot of reviews were good. Good luck with your rebuild!


Rite on exactly what im looking for 6.0 reviews there working out good for you than i take it???
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the machine shop i go to also said factory heads have to be checked for straitness so i guess either way is a flip
Cast iron is a lot like wood, it will warp sitting on a shelf brand new or not.
Every cylinder head needs to be checked for being flat.

Years ago I got a dodge cylinder head new from dodge that was 0.025 out and surfaced 0.030 off of it. They can all do it.......warp that is
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Rite on exactly what im looking for 6.0 reviews there working out good for you than i take it???
Can't tell from the lack of punctuation if you are being facetious or not?
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Can't tell from the lack of punctuation if you are being facetious or not?

Not at all im being serious, i was hoping that people would respond that have tried them out! im one click away from buying a set being my head is cracked and they dont charge core for that and ship for free
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Not at all im being serious, i was hoping that people would respond that have tried them out! im one click away from buying a set being my head is cracked and they dont charge core for that and ship for free
Okay lol I was about to rant because I thought you were. I failed to mention that I sold the truck at auction and cancelled the order. From the limited bit of communication I had with them seemed to go well. When you order be sure to have your build date to get the dowel sizing right. Before you get the wrong price a set of OEM spec heads from them are $1,200, not $900 like I had read some places.
There IS an excellent write up of head replacement on the forum by a member that had little to no mechanical background that he performed on his Excursion, cab on and by himself. I'll do a search for it and try find it for you (link is below). I also ordered my OEM Ford headgaskets and the ARP studs from Xtreme Diesel, great company with great prices and customer service. Use the FORD headgaskets with studs, other gaskets are known to blow.

Paramedic Saves 6.0L
ARP Diesel Head Stud Kit 250-4202
Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Head Gasket Kit
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